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Accolades, Prognostications and Hype, Oh My!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was pre-ordained. It was a team that was predicted by so-called baseball experts to be one of the greatest in baseball history. A team personally handcrafted and built by a genius named Theo Epstein, a man many considered to be one of the greatest GM’s in baseball history. Yes, everyone celebrated from Harvard Yard […]

Gardner vs. Crawford, New Pitch, Mets 2012 Closer, Wild Card Fallout, Roger Maris

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

So is Brett Gardner a cheaper version of Carl Crawford as Brian Cashman claims? They both play good defense; they got are going to steal 50+ bases; and they both are going to get on base about 34-35% of the time. If there is ever an example of how batting average is a bad judge of […]

MTV: Better Contract Howard Stern or Carl Crawford?

Friday, December 10th, 2010

While Jayson Werth, Carl Crawford, and Cliff Lee were negotiating muti million dollar deals this week, there was someone that leveraged their skills to an even bigger contract: Howard Stern. There were rumors last week that Stern was taking his radio show to the internet, and was close to signing a deal with Apple. It […]

How Can the Yanks Not Overpay for Cliff Lee Now?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The Winter Meetings started off with two big surprises (Jayson Werth, Adrian Gonzalez), but were pretty tame this year. That ended late yesterday when Carl Crawford pulled off an upset and signed with the Boston Red Sox. By all accounts Crawford wanted to go to Anaheim, and Boston wasn’t even his first choice on the […]

Rumor Mill: Lee, Crawford, Pettitte, Wood

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

We talked to one of Frank Russo’s Yankees sources in Tampa asking him to update us on some of the rumblings regarding Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford, and Andy Pettitte. First, the Yankees, as reported, did meet with Crawford, but right now there aren’t serious negotiations. The feeling all along is that Crawford has wanted to […]

You Can’t Blame the Yanks for Irresponsible Contracts

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

A usual meme you hear from fans, writers, and even baseball executives is how the Yankees are the ruination of baseball. Yes, it’s frustrating to see them outspend the next highest payroll team by fifty million dollars or more, but that is a recent development thanks to the YES Network and the explosion of the […]

Kicking of the Winter Meetings @ 8pm

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Two hours of radio tonight as we kick off the Winter Meetings. To kick off the night we will talk about the upcoming Veterans Committee Hall of Fame vote with author Doug Gladstone. Earlier this year Doug talked about his book “A Bitter Cup of Coffee”which discussed how MLB and the Players Association have left […]

Rumor: Yanks Do Have Serious Interest in Crawford

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

We are just hours away from the beginning of the Winter Meetings so let’s start it off with some rumblings from Tampa. In talking to our main Yankee source, the meeting between the Yankees and Carl Crawford is more than exploratory. Right now there is a feeling that Crawford may prefer to play in a […]

Could Yanks Be Up to Something Bigger?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Earlier in the offseason we heard how the Yankees were standing firm to keeping their payroll at 2010 levels. Depending on how you look at it, that meant it was a tight squeeze fitting in their own free agents (Jeter, Rivera, Pettitte), and Cliff Lee. There are reports the Yankees will meet with Carl Crawford […]

Brett Gardner vs. Carl Crawford

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

There has been some talk amongst the fan base about the Yankees trading Brett Gardner to open up leftfield for Tampa free agent left fielder Carl Crawford. Gardner led the majors in UZR and UZR/150 this season. The voting for the 2010 edition of the Fielding Bible Awards was announced yesterday, and he took home […]